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@Trichocolea @plantbiology @BBSbryology That's very cool! We have papier mache fungi, apples and pears in the Adelaide Botanic Gardens Museum of Economic Botany, made in the second half of the nineteenth century by Heinrich Arnoldi & Co of Gotha, Germ. Some specimens held in academic herbaria originated from personal collections. Here's a fern from 1819, collected by Dr. Dennis Cooley for his collection of ~20k specimens, which Michigan State University received and used to start this Herbarium!

Science Museum Group Journal - Collections development in hindsight: a numerical analysis of the Science and Technology collections of National Museums Scotland since 1855. Museums need collections and connections - Steven Lubar - Medium. First, a cautionary tale: Prof.

Museums need collections and connections - Steven Lubar - Medium

John Whipple Potter Jenks founded Brown University’s museum of natural history, ethnography and “curiosities” in 1876. Survey of Flowering Plants Stored in Fluid Preservatives Across European Herbaria. Written by Ranee Prakash, Senior Curator (Flowering Plants), Algae, Fungi and Plants Division, Department of Life Sciences, Natural History Museum, London.

Survey of Flowering Plants Stored in Fluid Preservatives Across European Herbaria

A survey of flowering plant material stored in various fluid preservatives across several European herbaria/institutions was carried out a few years ago. The feedback received from the survey is shared and shows that the majority of the herbaria use 70% IMS (industrial methylated spirit) to store their collections. Introduction. Pollen not to be sneezed at.

Plant Galls – The Lincolnshire Naturalists' Union. Contribute samples. PhyscoHunt is the citizen science initiative of the Funariaceae Research Group.

Contribute samples

We want to open the opportunity to any nature enthusiast to find and contribute to our project with their own specimens. Here you will find everything you need to know. Download PhyscoHunt training file in pdf.pdf [Spanish version].pdf. Today the latest @Nat_SCA journal is out! Guess who's paper is finally published... @littlegaudy & @NatHistGirl! #NaturalHistory #decolonial #approaches #History #science #SocialJustice #museums… The Carpological Collection: The Linnean Society. Percival Wheat. John Percival (1863-1949) was Professor of Agricultural Botany at The University of Reading from 1907 to 1932 and a driving force behind the creation of agricultural botany as a scientific discipline.

Percival Wheat

His monumental treatment of wheat, The Wheat Plant. A Monograph (1921), still serves as a standard reference, having been reprinted as recently as 1974. Percival was the consummate agricultural scientist botanist, taxonomist, geneticist, germplasm collector, curator, breeder, agronomist, historian and teacher. Linnaeus is helping us sort the #PercivalWheat collection. As well as the boxes distributed very widely we have a whole, much larger collection of unique cereals cultivated @UniofReading when it was still a college. We're digitising all specimens. #herbar. Could that be an Eric Craig set of New Zealand ferns? @FernBPS… Twitter. Linaire, herbier Jussieu. Durant 143 ans, à partir du début du XVIIIe siècle, il y eut « un Jussieu » botaniste au Jardin du Roi puis au Muséum.

Linaire, herbier Jussieu

Ils furent cinq, œuvrant simultanément ou se succédant ; tous furent académiciens. Antoine-Laurent de Jussieu est un des membres de cette illustre dynastie de botanistes porteuse de ce patronyme. Les plantes constituant l’herbier familial ont été, pour beaucoup, envoyées par des correspondants et des collègues durant leurs voyages au long cours. Cependant, la lecture des étiquettes associées aux spécimens permet de découvrir dans de nombreux cas que les plantes proviennent également de différents jardins. En effet, à l’image du jardin de Clifford en Hollande, qui permit au jeune Linné de développer ses compétences en botanique, certains jardins privés conservaient alors les plus riches collections botaniques d’Europe. Amorpha, herbier Jussieu. Durant 143 ans, à partir du début du dix-huitième siècle, il y eut « un Jussieu » botaniste au Jardin du Roi puis au Muséum.

Amorpha, herbier Jussieu

Herbier Commerson. La technique de l’herbier pour conserver des plantes fut inventée en Italie vers 1530-1540.

Herbier Commerson

Elle se répandit rapidement parmi les botanistes et gagna en popularité au fil du temps. Herbier de Jérusalem. À dater de la seconde moitié du XXe siècle, lorsque la vapeur vint rapprocher la Judée de nos pays, on vit se réveiller en Occident le zèle et l’amour des chrétiens pour les lieux saints.

Herbier de Jérusalem

Collections‐based science in the 21st Century - Funk - 2018 - Journal of Systematics and Evolution. ‘Fresh and Fragrant Flowers’: Emory's Herbarium and Shakespeare. Rescuing the ICARDA genebank – Agricultural Biodiversity Weblog. Introducing the herbarium. A herbarium is one of the main tools for research and documentation of plant biodiversity.

Introducing the herbarium

It sounds like a garden, and in fact an old name for a herbarium is hortus siccus, or dried garden. A herbarium is a collection of dried and pressed plant specimens. The first herbarium is thought to have belonged to Luca Ghini, an Italian professor of botany, in the 16th century. Early herbaria were kept in bound books, but mounting each specimen on a separate card—we call them "sheets"— means the specimens can be rearranged and studied separately, and it minimises damage. The specimens are pressed only to keep them flat while they dry. The label on a herbarium sheet is very important. The main advantage of a herbarium is it brings a large sample of different species together in one place where they can all be compared. Preserving “Heirloom” Microbial Collections. Plant molecular pathologist Yulin Jia samples a field in Columbia for rice blast disease.

Preserving “Heirloom” Microbial Collections

(Photo by Fernando Correa). This post is part of the Science Tuesday feature series on the USDA blog. Map of Martin Gardner herbarium collections. Cabinets. Dillenius: Historia Muscorum. This site publishes data, images and literature from Dillenius' HISTORIA MUSCORUM Johann Dillenius (1684-1747) was born in Darmstadt, Germany and came to England in 1721 with a prodigious botanical reputation, based on his publication Catalogus plantarum sponte circa Gissam nascentium (1719). Under the patronage of William Sherard (1659-1728), Dillenius' reputation increased and, at Sherard's insistence, he eventually became the first Sherardian Professor of Botany in 1734. Fungi of Great Britain and Ireland. We know that there are many species of fungi in the UK (around 15000 at the last count), but for many we have little idea about where they are or even whether they have become extinct. This project will focus on fungi that have been rarely recorded from our region, carrying out targeted surveys to establish whether they are still there, and if so whether they are genuinely rare or merely under-reported.

These abandoned species are currently lost, and hopefully many will be found as a result of project actions. Their conservation will then be promoted in partnership with local specialists and stakeholder groups. The project will run for five years from 1 July 2014 and will be managed by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, funded by a very generous donation from the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. Plankton collection NHM. Plant models collection now online.

Here, Curator of Botany, Donna Young reveals a fascinating part of our botanical collection, Brendel’s anatomical plant models and how they were used as teaching aides. “Down in the basement of World Museum there is a room with cabinets lining the walls. Inside these cabinets are an amazing collection of large and very colourful plant models. You may have seen some of them displayed in our atrium or in our Clore Natural History Centre. The models are part of the museum’s botanical collection and were made around 1900 in Germany by a firm of Berlin model makers called Brendel. They are constructed from a variety of materials including papier-mâché, wire, wood and glass. These days a flower can be dissected under a microscope and the image can be projected to an entire classroom. Mapping “flourishing” genebanks. The Atlas for the End of the World is a collection of maps and infographics covering two important subjects: the first is the amount of protected area in the world’s biodiversity hotspots and how these regions are tracking in regard to meeting 2020 United Nations (Aichi) protected area targets; the second is an assessment of which cities in these hotspots are growing on collision courses with remnant habitat and endangered species.

Nice idea, of course. And given their first aim, as described above, they didn’t really need to do anything on genebanks or botanic gardens. But they did, and here is the resulting map (click to enlarge). Cornell Plant Anatomy Collection. Finding Federal Scientific Collections Just Got Easier. Scientific collections—collections of physical specimens such as animal and plant specimens and their tissue and DNA, microbes, geological minerals and moonrocks, even air and water samples—are a vital part of the infrastructure for science in the United States and globally. They also play important roles in supporting public health and safety, agriculture, homeland security, trade and economic development, medical research, and environmental monitoring.

Federal departments and agencies own and maintain hundreds of diverse scientific collections, many of which are being used for applications beyond their original use. Many of these collections grow at regular, predictable rates, and all require ongoing maintenance to preserve their value and utility. The registry provides unprecedented access to information about the scientific collections that are owned and operated by Federal departments and agencies.

The Pocket Gallery. The Pocket Gallery is an intimate display space in Clifford Carl Hall, on the main floor of the Royal BC Museum. The gallery showcases the little-seen behind-the-scenes work of the Royal BC Museum. Featured displays are great opportunities for visitors to see how individual staff members explore innovative, provocative and sometimes revelatory ideas, drawing on collections, research, partnerships and programmes that you might otherwise know very little about. Pocket Gallery displays change regularly, as Royal BC Museum professionals continually pitch fresh ideas and focus on new projects. Access to the Pocket Gallery is free to all visitors. The Pocket Gallery is supported by Helijet. Currently Featured in the Pocket Gallery. 93. As a break from the #dinosaurs and large mammals, the #Micrarium at the @GrantMuseum was built to give some space to tiny animals: they are deeply under-represented in most #museums' displays, despite the vast, vast majority of animal species being sm.

#AdventBotany Day 10: Have yourself a microscopically Merry Christmas. #AdventBotany Day 10: Have yourself a microscopically Merry Christmas Posted on Updated on At this time of year, there is always that one person who is impossible to buy a gift for. Digitising Kew's microscope slide collection. Slide digitisation – what, why and how?

One of the major elements of Kew’s Science Strategy 2015-2020 is the digitisation of Kew’s diverse collections. Kew’s microscope slide collection is the largest of its kind worldwide, incorporating over 130,000 slides and representing a unique resource for trait analysis and plant authentication. Beaty Treasures - The Moore collection; 1980 - 2005. Botanical Wonders in Warrington from Kew. “Abnormal apples” and “proliferous potatoes” – Uncovering the stories behind Kew’s Museum of Economic Botany Collection. – Biodiversity Heritage Library. Putting Plants on Display - The Plant Press. Wax wonders. Apple Models. With apples, the dead are many Spook yourself with these ghosts Another beautiful Adelaide book by PHILIP WHITE.

Microscope Slide Collection. National Cleared Leaf Collection. Earth's History Through Tree Leaves. Cleared Leaf Image Database. The Harvard Library That Protects The World's Rarest Colors. Jamaican Natural History collections at Bristol – First steps in a BSHS Engagement Fellowship – The British Society for the History of Science (BSHS) The diversity of rose hips showcased by Roses Loubert, a well-known nursery and French National Collection @AssCCVS, with @chantillydomain Castle in the background… Sorting duplicates @NHM_Denmark collections of Danish botanist Troels Myndel Pedersen, collector of +16.300 specimens in Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Chile, 1940-1980s. Pedersen shared collections with major herbaria. Our extra duplicates now shi.